Home inspectors are there to look at a house from top to bottom. They will determine any faults in a home, whether visible or not. Hiring a home inspector means that you will have to budget more money for your new home. But it could be a step that you should not think about skipping easily.
Investigate or Inspect?
There are a great many benefits of having a home inspector do a thorough check on a house before you buy or sell it. This will allow any kinks to be ironed out in the sale. It will also leave both the seller and buyer a lot more assured on the value and safety of the house.
So, what exactly does a home inspector look out for? The short answer is everything! A home inspector works off a list of hundreds of detailed items. They thoroughly check to ensure that each item is working as it should. Depending on their findings, you will either have peace that everything is in good order. Or you will be made aware of items that a seller will need to have fixed before the sale can be concluded.
Know What You Are Getting Into
The best way to get really intimate with a house is to explore every aspect of it. A home inspector does exactly this. For a seller, it means knowing where to improve on the house in order to maintain its value and get its asking price. For a buyer, it means learning the ins and outs of their sizable investment.
Since the list is simply too long to include everything here. We have named the greatest areas that a home inspector will look for below:
- The structure and grounds – Retaining walls, water pipes, house foundation, paint peeling and stains are listed as a few of the things that an inspector will look at before even entering the house. Other items include chimneys and garage doors that are either manual or automatic.
- The house exterior – Check the roof is thoroughly. Certainly for loose tiles, cracks and the condition of any skylight that might be installed. Cracks, decay and the condition of windows, doors and trimming cannot escape the notice of a good inspector either.
- The interior – Things that an inspector will look out for include watermarks and leaning walls. Inspect all stains or cracks on the floor. Every room is inspected to ensure that windows and doors are in good working order and not broken.
- Electrical components – Inspectors will ensure that the electrical panel is in good condition and will look at all visible wiring. Each light switch and outlet will be tested to make sure that everything works well. In some cases, they might suggest for an electrician to do a more specialised inspection – note that you need a legitimate COC document for the sale to progress as well.
- Plumbing – An inspector will check all plumbing components, including pipes, drains, water pressure and temperature. Each toilet in the house is checked for stability and good operation. Examine sinks for leaks and plumbing quality.
Key Questions or are the Questions Key?
Feel free to ask an inspector as many questions as you would like about the investment. It is important you know as much as possible before going through with a sale. Mention any concerns to them before an inspection to guarantee that they through a keener eye over these items.
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